March 1, 2012
Makes 6-8 servings 2 pounds red seedless grapes, stems removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper (optional) 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, toss the grapes with the olive oil, salt, and pepper, if using. 2. Arrange the grapes in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast until the grapes have wilted and given off much of their juices, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
September 17, 2009 |
Even though I feared making crepes, this recipe looked like a good choice for a family dinner. I'm happy to report that these were easy and delicious, stuffed with a savory blend of goat cheese, herbs, and shallots. Savory Goat-Cheese Crepes Makes 4 servings 1. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and break the eggs into it. Whisking in the center of the mixture, slowly draw the flour in until it is fully mixed.
June 10, 2010 |
It's easy to see why salsa is one of America's favorite condiments. Its fresh, crisp, tangy flavor adds a refreshing touch to a meal without a lot of sugar or fat. This bright pineapple salsa brings out the flavors of grilled fresh fish, and aromatic cumin gives it a distinctive taste. The poblano peppers, called ancho peppers when dried, that give the rice dish its zing, are medium-hot. Fish With Pineapple Salsa and Poblano Rice Makes two servings . 1. Combine the tomato, onion, poblano pepper, pineapple, cilantro, sugar, and cumin.
November 1, 2007
I LOVE a luscious bowl of soup during the fall and winter months. Maybe you do, too. But beware of soups in restaurants and on grocery shelves, because most commercially prepared soups have huge amounts of sodium. Some pack a wallop of fat as well. As much as I know about nutrition, I fell for this trap on the first sort of chilly day this month. I hadn't brought my lunch to work like I normally do and, since it was rainy and cold, I decided to hit a nearby Cosi restaurant. I thought that would be a smart choice - a place where I could get a nice, nutritious bowl of soup accompanied by their delicious hot bread.
May 24, 2012
1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into half- to 1-inch wedges 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 sprigs of rosemary, leaves removed and chopped fine 1. Heat oven to 420 degrees F. Put potatoes and olive oil in bowl and mix. Add salt, pepper, and rosemary; mix again. 2. Spread potatoes in one layer on nonstick baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes, turning with spatula at 20 and 25 minutes. Potatoes are done when they are golden brown and crispy outside and soft inside.
April 11, 2013
Makes about 18 cookies 3/4 cup schmaltz, well chilled or frozen 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1½ teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 11/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking) 2/3 cup dried cherries 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Cut the schmaltz into chunks and put it, along with both sugars, into the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle.
May 17, 2012
8-ounce tub of oysters, chopped, with juice 1 pint clam juice 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. Add oysters to 1 pint of clam juice and bring to a boil. 2. Make white sauce: In a saucepan, melt the butter over a medium flame and stir in the flour. When it starts to bubble, take the pan from the fire and slowly stir in 1 cup of milk, letting the flour absorb the liquid. Put the pan back over the heat and just as slowly add 1 cup more of milk, never ceasing the stirring.
September 30, 2010 |
On the Bravo kitchen-competition series Top Chef , the cheftestants are charged with creating cutting-edge food on the spur of the moment. Two weeks after his win on Season 7, Kevin Sbraga had us out to his real kitchen - in the childhood Willingboro home he shares with his pastry-chef wife, Jesmary, daughter Jenae, 5, and newborn son Angelo. Mealtime at the Sbragas' place is nothing fancy, and the Top Chef, 31, cooks on an electric stovetop. One of his favorite dishes is a one-pot creation of steamed clams and Italian sausage on top of chickpeas, perfect for Sunday after church.
March 29, 2012
2 pounds baby or fingerling potatoes ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved Grated zest of 2 lemons 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1. Put the potatoes in an 8-quart pot with...
November 23, 2011 |
A reader lamented that she had never been able to find a vegetable soup that comes close to Coral Tree Cafe's in Southern California . "I know they must have a secret ingredient in there that gives it that extra something special! With fall here, I would love to make this soup at home," wrote the reader. Coral Tree Cafe was happy to share its vegetable soup recipe, which we've adapted below. Enjoy! Coral Tree Cafe Vegetable Soup Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 tablespoons oil 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced onions 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 3/4 cup pearl barley 1 quart vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups prepared marinara sauce 2 cups quartered mushrooms 2 cups diced zucchini Salt and pepper 1. Heat a medium, heavy-bottom pot over medium heat until hot. Add the oil, then add the carrots, onions, bell pepper, thyme, and barley.